EGM’s Temple of Osiris Review Hits the Sweet Spot

The latest Lara Croft dungeon-crawler offers plenty of great co-op entertainment.

The latest Lara Croft dungeon-crawler offers plenty of great co-op entertainment.

Four years ago, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light redefined the nature of the Tomb Raider franchise. This was before the highly successful big-budget reboot and in a lot of ways, Guardian rekindled and enhanced the IP’s reputation. Now, we get a follow-up effort: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and it’s another twin-stick action/adventure that delivers plenty of nonstop, diverse entertainment.

From puzzles to mowing down enemies, Lara is back and this time, up to four friends can throw down together. If you’re wondering how the new title stacks up against the first, and if you want a comprehensive, entertaining analysis, check out EGM. Critic Ray Carsillo does a nice job presenting his findings; i.e., comparing and contrasting and focusing on the most important elements. It’s also a well-paced review, as the reader isn’t likely to get bored.

It’s always a balancing act when reviewing sequels. You want to analyze the new game for what it is, but you also have to understand that those who enjoyed the first will want that compare-and-contrast info. Carsillo handles this well.

It's not a mind-blowing sequel but it gives us just about everything we'd expect.

It’s not a mind-blowing sequel but it gives us just about everything we’d expect.

Why We Like It:

A proper focus on the newly enhanced multiplayer. Having four players changes things, and the critic explains the highs and lows of this change.

— Appropriately compares Temple of Osiris to Guardian of Light, which gives fans of the first a foundation. When you’re done reading, you know exactly what’s better (and what’s not so great) in the new title.

— The critic doesn’t get bogged down or sidetracked by getting too technical, or being too subjective. Too many times, reviewers either want to focus too heavily on technical elements or they want to stand atop a soapbox. None of that here.

Congrats, Ray!

Read Ray Carsillo’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review Now

4 thoughts on “EGM’s Temple of Osiris Review Hits the Sweet Spot”

I loved the first one and I can’t WAIT to play the second one. Just too many damn games in my backlog right now. 🙁

Gah. My backlog is HUGE.

This is sort of disappointing…I wanted more from a sequel. And the four-player co-op does NOT work well.

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